Laurel high school counseling department
Welcome to the Laurel High School Counseling Website. We are sincerely invested in helping all students reach their academic, social and emotional potential. The mission of the Laurel High School Counseling Department is to assist and encourage all students in grades 9-12 to become college and career ready by providing academic, personal, social, and college/career resources, services, and support. This website is designed to provide current and up-to-date information on programming and services provided by the Counseling Department.
Don't forget the FAFSA opens on October 1, 2018. You can complete the FAFSA by clicking here.
Prince George's County Public Schools and Laurel High School have partnered with Naviance to provide a variety of tools to support you in your academic, career and college planning. These tools are located in Family Connection, a website for students to access these online resources, communicate with school staff and work on college and career readiness activities assigned by your counselors and teachers. You can set personalized goals, take career interest inventories and assessments, search for colleges and scholarships, and much more. You will access your Family Connection account with your Clever credentials, same as you access many of the other learning applications you use in school. When you log in for the first time, explore as much as you would like, but take particular note of the My Planner > Tasks Assigned to Me section. This will show you a list of all the activities you are expected to complete by the end of the school year.
Laurel High School students can access Naviance with their PGCPS username and password by following the directions below:
Go to PGCPS
Click on Options
Click on Student Resources
Click on “Login to CLEVER”
Click on “Log in with Active Directory”
Enter school username & password
To launch Naviance, click on the Naviance icon at the bottom of your Clever Account word.
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, students will apply for college and request transcripts via Naviance unless you are using The Common Application.
College & Career Newsletter
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Remind is a one-way text messaging & email system so all personal information remains confidential. We will never see your telephone number. Text the following code to the number 81010
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Want to know the secret to success in the 9th grade?
Click here to learn about what you need to do to make it to the 10th grade and graduate on time from Laurel High School.
ap Summer assignments
Students who are registered to take the following AP courses must complete the required AP summer assignment and submit it on the first day of class in September 2018. Click on the class below to download the assignment.
AP English Language/Literature
AP U.S. History
AP World History
AP Studio Art 2D/3D
Personal safety lessons
School counselors met with all 9th and 11th grade students via English classes to have discussions about personal safety, including consent, harassment, relationship violence, and sexual assault. We met with all 9th graders on December 10-11, 2018 and met with all 11th graders on December 17-18, 2018. For more information about the lesson, please click here for a preview of the discussions. Letters were sent home prior to Thanksgiving for students to share with their parents. Please click on the links for a copy of the letter.
Parent Letter in English
Parent Letter in Spanish
AP exam registration
AP Exam registration will be 2/25/2019 - 3/15/2019. PGCPS will pay for the exams for students who are currently enrolled in an AP class who have at least a "C" average for 1st and 2nd quarters and have free or reduced lunch. Any other student who is not on free or reduced lunch must pay $94 per AP exam. Free or reduced lunch students who do not have a "C" average must pay $53 per AP exam. All students must register online by clicking here. Students can then pay online via My School Bucks or pay via money order to Laurel HS to Mrs. Rivera, the counseling secretary.
Registration for next year's classes will take place 2/19 - 3/30 via Social Studies classes. Please click on the link to the calendar to see when your class is scheduled to meet with the counselors.
Middle School Registration will take place on April 1 (MLK), and April 8 (DDE).